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Craft faire and Christmas parade just around the corner in San Miguel

Santa Claus hitches a ride through town in an old-fashioned fire truck during holiday festivities in San Miguel in 2012.
Santa Claus hitches a ride through town in an old-fashioned fire truck during holiday festivities in San Miguel in 2012. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

The annual San Miguel Crafts Faire and Christmas Lights Parade will be held on Dec. 15 in downtown San Miguel.

The Crafts Faire opens at 2 p.m. with beautiful handmade gifts, food and fun. The parade begins at 6 p.m. going south on Mission Street from 13th Street.

Santa will greet children at the Fire Department afterward.

The committee needs helpers during the parade — talk to Mike Sanders at the Mercantile or call 805-712-9120. Boxes to collect new unwrapped toys are set at various businesses and the Fire Department.

Condolences

The family of Roberta Galbreath, who passed away on Nov. 16 at age 92, will hold a Celebration of Life for her at 1 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Lillian Larsen School, 1601 L St.

The Galbreaths ran a dairy on North River Road for many years. Their son Bob still farms the property.

Condolences also to the family of Lazaro Morones who passed away on Nov. 26 at age 91.

One Friday there will be a Rosary service at 4 p.m. at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road and viewing at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral mass will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Mission San Miguel followed by a Celebration of Life.

Get a birthday calendar

The Lions Club birthday calendars are in and can be picked up at the San Miguel Mercantile.

The Quilters from San Miguel Seniors (where they meet) recently sent over 30 quilts, small and large, to fire victims in Paradise. Anyone interested in joining the group, which is for all ages and people who love to sew, may leave a message for Jo Smithen at 805-440-1496. She’ll be happy to call you back.

Calendar

Dec. 14: Community Bingo at the Senior Center, 601 12th St. East

Go to to www.discoversanmiguel.com (Resource Connection), for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area

Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here every other Thursday. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com

(with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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